By the thunderous cheers, applause, whistle blowing and other noise-making mechanisms, the crowd in attendance judged Chalice Sound International as the best in competition when it came down to the final two DJ sounds in the tune for tune segment.
The First Segment of the Sound Clash saw juggling and mixing from the four finalists: Freedom Sounds, Chalice International, Vigilante and Black Stone. Music Festival Dubs, created by the sounds specifically for the competition, were, also, played during this first round. Eliminated during this round were Vigilante Sound and Black Stone Sound leaving, the two popular sounds out of Cayon, St.Kitts to battle for the title: Chalice Sound and Freedom Sound.
With bragging rights to be called the best in the competition and St. Kitts Music Festival Sound DJ Chalice Sound winner, Chalice International received a trophy at the end of the night and is expected to pocket EC$2500, as well as, one (1) season pass and 2 season tickets to the festival and is scheduled to get a 20-30 minute allotted performance time on the Saturday night of the upcoming 15th annual St. Kitts Music Festival (June 23-25) at Warner Park.
The second place DJ Sound, Freedom Sound is expected to receive EC$500, a trophy, one (1) season pass and one (1) season ticket to the St. Kitts Music Festival.
The prize presentations were done by Chairman of the St. Kitts Music Festival, Faron Lawrence.
In round 2 of the competition –held May 21st– the four finalists had attained the following points which allowed them the opportunity to advance to the final round: Freedom (191 points), Chalice International (157 points), Vigilante (137 points), Black Stone (135points).
Manager of Chalice Sounds International, Andrew Arthurton remarked: “
“We can’t say that we didn’t expect it. We are going to take this accomplishment as establishing ourselves as a bigger sound.
He thanked the fans for their support, noting that “if it wasn’t for them cheering us on we wouldn’t have won because the fans chose who they wanted.”
Come the Saturday night of the 15th annual St. Kitts Music Festival, Arthurton says patrons can expect hype.
He invited fans and supports to visit Chalice Sound International’s FaceBook page to see the video highlights of the event. Specials thanks is being extended to Rookie, Party Central and Watch No Face.
The other members of Chalice Sound International are Keithson ‘Slimz’ Grant and Duane ‘Fire’ Mcsheene. This DJ sound team was formed back in November, 2006.
DJ Radigan out of Freedom Sound said the show was alright and he commended the St. Kitts Music Festival organizers for making the event possible.
Additionally, DJ Sound Clash Event Coordinator, Diego Spanner said: “The event was very successful. We have been getting mostly reviews thus far. Special thanks to all the participants. Congrats to the winning sound, Chalice International Sound. The show is going to be bigger and better the next time around.”
Side show performers saw the homegrown talents of Unstoppable Sounds, Nicha B and Footsy, SMI and VP, Dymanyzd and Cater.
The show was hosted by popular female DJ, Triple S-Sweet Sister Sensia.